Davis hospital announces expansion as region’s population grows


FISH WENT ALL THE WAY IN THIS
MORNING. VICKI: SINCE 2005, SHE HAS
WORKED HER WAY UP SUTTER DAVIS
HOSPITAL. IN THE NEARLY 15 YEARS SINCE,
PATIENTS DEMAND HAS ALSO GROWN.>>YES, BUT IN THE COMMUNITY, WE
ALSO SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE MOVING
INTO THE AREA, GIVEN THAT DAVIS,
WOODLAND AND WEST SACRAMENTO,
THERE IS AN INCREASE IN THE
POPULATION. VICKI: YOLO COUNTY IS BIGGER THE
SACRAMENTO COUNTY. AND THE UNIVERSITY MAKES THIS AN
ATTRACTION TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.>>THERE ARE GROWING AT A RESULT
WILL FACE, WE NOW HAVE 220,000
PEOPLE. WHEN THIS HOSPITAL WAS BUILT 25
YEARS AGO, WE WERE ABOUT
180,000. REPORTER: SUPERVISOR DON SAYLOR
EXPLAINS THE MOST HEAVILY USED
AREAS, THE DELIVERY ROOM IN THE
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, ARE
BECOMING STRAINED.>>THEY ARE OVERWHELMED WITH THE
NUMBER OF VISITS TO THE
EMERGENCY ROOM NO. DOUBT ABOUT 2700 PATIENTS ARE
LICENSED BED EACH YEAR NOW. REPORTER: SATURDAY THIS IS NOW
CELEBRATING, EXPANDING THE
HOSPITAL SUCH EMERGENCY,
SURGICAL AND DELIVERY ROOMS,
ADDING NEARLY 60 NEW BEDS.>>WE NEED THE EXPANSION SO WE
CAN CUT OUT THE WAY TIMES AND
TAKE CARE OF OUR PATIENTS. REPORTER: A MODERN UPGRADE TO

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